Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This resource also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children.
With vaccines available, and many campuses opening their doors for summer and the fall, planning for the next school year is complicated. Young people may need our help to make the best decisions possible. This resource by SchoolHouse Connection and Youth Law Center provides helpful tips for maximizing support for college homeless and foster youth.
A report by the JED Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at promoting the emotional health and wellness of teens and young adults and Ascend, a policy advocacy program at the Aspen Institute, explores the mental health needs of parenting students at undergraduate institutions across the country. Using a sample of nearly 45,000 parenting students, the report […]
This report analyzes the status of youth in implementation of two state-funded programs addressing homelessness during the pandemic: The $650 million Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program (round one), which requires that local jurisdictions dedicate at least 8% to addressing youth homelessness, and resulted in jurisdictions collectively investing 10% of HHAP funding in youth. […]
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is highlighting statements from past Culture of Health Program (CoHP) reports that acknowledge structural racism’s direct and negative impact on health – and in particular the disproportionate effects on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Hanging on by a Thread: The Cumulative Impact of the Pandemic on Youth who have been in Foster Care or Homeless
JBAY surveyed 598 youth aged 18 to 24 from across California who have been in foster care or experienced homelessness. The purpose of the current analysis is to understand the cumulative impact of the pandemic on these two groups of young people in California. They started the pandemic facing a steep uphill climb in their […]
Beyond the ACE Score: Perspectives from the NCTSN on Child Trauma and Adversity Screening and Impact
Provides an overview of the concepts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood trauma, highlights the gaps that remain in our understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and adversity on mental and physical health, and describes how these terms (childhood trauma vs. adversity) differ. This resource also offers providers, family advocates, and policymakers recommendations […]
Youth with lived experience are our strongest partners and our greatest resource. They are experts that bring invaluable perspectives, innovative ideas, and critical feedback that informs our practice. If we want to improve our programs, policies, and practices, we must engage as many youth as we can, as often as we can. This new SchoolHouse […]
First Place for Youth has released a new policy brief revealing that when youth are properly supported with a combination of extended care alongside customized services and support, their likelihood of achieving 80% or more of the living wage standard increases from 20% to 80%. The brief shows how data science can be used to […]
This resource offers practical tips for service providers to more effectively utilize technology to engage with youth. Also included are important considerations for ensuring young people’s physical, social, and emotional safety on virtual platforms. Learn more